Golf's 100 Toughest Holes (June, $45) by Chris Millard offers a photographic history of the world's most challenging holes to play.
Spinning the Globe: The Rise, Fall, and Return to Greatness of the Harlem Globetrotters (June, $24.95) by Ben Green charts the story of the iconic basketball dynasty and its impact on the perception of blacks in America. 40,000 first printing.
Heroes, Legends... Dads: Eight Inspiring Stories of Superstar Athletes and Their Dads (May, $19.95, DVD included) by Joe Garner profiles athletes such as Payton Manning and Venus and Serena Williams—and their fathers—in words, as well as audio and video clips. 100,000 first printing.
The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball (Apr., $24) by Frank Deford. The NPR commentator and Sports Illustrated writer recounts how pitcher Mathewson and manager McGraw rallied the Giants into the 1905 world champions—and helped invent modern baseball. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.
The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova: Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship (June, $24.95) by Johnette Howard chronicles the competition and friendship between the two tennis champs.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
National Pastime: How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer (Apr., $26.95) by Stefan Szymanski and Andrew Zimbalist gives a cross-cultural comparison of baseball and soccer and the megabusinesses that both have spawned. Advertising.
BUDO PRESS (dist. by Tuttle)
Will Power: Fighting/Breaking Application Techniques in Self Defense (Mar., $49.95) by Maurice Elmalem. More than 700 photographs and instructions help improve martial arts skills.
Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots, and Bad Lies (May, $29.95) by Charles Lindsay. This collection of photographs features the wayward shot, its landing locale and unexpected encounters with wildlife. Advertising.
Shattered Air: A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage at Yosemite's Half Dome (June, $24.95) by Bob Madgic recounts the rescue efforts when hikers were struck by lighting, with two killed, at Half Dome.
A Hunter's Book of Days (June, $26.95) by Charles Fergus offers a personal narrative about hunting dogs in the Pennsylvania countryside.
CREATIVE HOMEOWNERS/CREATIVE OUTDOORS
John Bailey's Complete Guide to Fly Fishing (Mar., $24.95) by John Bailey provides in-depth instruction.
Bowhunter's Guide to Accurate Shooting (Apr., $21.95) by Lon E. Lauber offers tips on tuning your bow.
Trump: The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received (Apr., $19.95) by Donald J. Trump shares tips from CEOs, golfing professionals and teachers. 100,000 first printing.
IVAN R. DEE
Race Day: The Greatest Horses, the Greatest Tracks, the Greatest Races in Two Centuries of American Thoroughbred Racing (May, $27.50) by Maxwell Watman chronicles American horse racing history from the early 19th century to the present.
Mental Toughness: A Champion's State of Mind (Apr., $24.95) by Karl Kuehl, John Kuehl and Case Tefertiller studies the elements of attitude, confidence and the ability to focus to help players reach their peak performance.
Fishing on the Edge: The Mike Iaconelli Story (June, $22) by Mike Iaconelli with Brian and Andrew Kamenetzky. The superstar of bass fishing provides a how-to/memoir on the popular sport. 100,000 first printing.
Damn Yankees, Damned Sox: Inside America's Most Enduring Rivalry, from the Babe to Bucky, from Pesky to Pedro and Beyond (Apr., $22.95) by Mike Vaccaro examines the century-old baseball rivalry between Boston and New York.
The Old Ballgame: The Greatest Memories of Baseball's Greats (Mar., $22.95) by Tom Seaver brings together the reminiscences of dozens of players, including Willie Mays, Yogi Berra and Roger Clemens.
Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death! A Hot Lap Around
America with NASCAR (May, $25.95) by Jeff MacGregor looks inside the culture and the fans of the NASCAR circuit. 40,000 first printing.
Armstrong's War: An Epic Obsession, A Furious Will to Win: Lance Armstrong's Season on the Edge (June, $25.95) by Daniel Coyle chronicles bicyclist Armstrong's sixth Tour de France victory. 75,000 first printing.
Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World (Mar., $29.95) by Otmar Schäuffelen is an illustrated guide to large, mostly famous, sailboats from around the world.
Reversing the Curse (Mar., $23) by Dan Shaughnessy. The Boston Globe columnist and author of Curse of the Bambino re-creates the Red Sox's 2004 championship season. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Three Nights in August (Apr., $25) by Buzz Bissinger. The author of Friday Night Lights captures the essence of baseball in a three-game series between the Cardinals and the Cubs, as filtered by manager Tony La Russa. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
MCCLELLAND & STEWART
Sea of Dreams: Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat (Mar., $26.95) by Adam Mayers captures the joys and terrors of sailing in the Around Alone Race.
Beyond the Boys of Summer (Mar., $24.95) by Roger Kahn brings together half a century of Kahn's best sports writing.
Token Chick: A Woman's Guide to Golfing with the Boys (May, $TBA) by Cheryl Ladd offers advice for women golfers based on years of playing on the celebrity pro-am circuit.
Spanning the World: The Crazy Universe of Big-Time Sports, All-Star Egos, and Hall of Fame Bloopers (July, $25.95) by Len Berman covers three decades of sports as seen through the eyes of the popular TV personality. 40,000 first printing.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS
Golf's Golden Age: Bobby Jones and the Legendary Players of the Game's Golden Era (June, $27) by Rand Jerris looks back at golf in the 1920s and early '30s. 25,000 first printing.
Shattering the Glass: The Dazzling History of Women's Basketball from the Turn of the Century to the Present (Aug., $26.95) by Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford covers the most popular women's team sport in the U.S. Advertising. Author tour.
The Timeline History of Baseball (Apr., $22.95) by Don Jensen. Starting in 1860, each panel in this 14-foot illustrated foldout details a decade of baseball.
Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship, the Feud (June, $24.95) by Tony Castro concentrates on the relationship between two baseball greats during the Roaring '20s.
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Columnist Shirley Povich (Apr., $26) by Shirley Povich captures the greatest sports moments of the last century.
Transition Game: How Hoosiers Went Hip-Hop (Mar., $23.95) by L. Jon Werthem looks at changes in basketball in Indiana and changes in society as a whole. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
Juiced (Feb., $24.95) by Jose Canseco. The major league player who ushered in the era of "rock-star" athletes writes about his life, baseball and steroid use.
Lance Armstrong: Images of a Champion (July, $35) by Lance Armstrong, photos by Graham Watson. This updated edition of Images of a Champion includes new pictures plus a chapter on his recent record-setting sixth Tour de France victory.
Tiger Virtues (Apr., $18.95) by Alex Tresniowski. The People magazine sports writer explores how Tiger Woods's golfing feats are influenced by his Buddhism. Author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
SANCTUARY/ARCANE (dist. by PGW)
Beaumont's Up and Under: Trivial Delights from the World of Rugby Union (May, $14.59) by Bill Beaumont with Mark Baldwin. The internationally renowned rugby player, journalist and broadcaster packs this compendium with all things rugby.
The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way in the 21st Century and How to Get It Back (May, $21.95) by Geoff Shackelford argues that golf is being held hostage by equipment manufacturers and deregulation.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
Praying for Gil Hodges (May, $24.95) by Thomas Oliphant is a memoir of the seventh game in the 1955 World Series when the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Yankees. 40,000 first printing. Advertising.
1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die (Mar., $34.95), edited by Jeff Barr, is an illustrated guide to the best three-, four- and five-par holes. Advertising.
Bleeding Pinstripes: A Season with the Yankees' Bleacher Creatures (Mar., $24.95) by Filip Bondy. The New York Daily News sports columnist scans the most dedicated rooters in baseball. Advertising.
Ferdie Pacheco: Blood in My Coffee (Mar., $24.95) by Ferdie Pacheco is an autobiography of the boxing world's "fight Doctor." Advertising.
How About That! The Life of Mel Allen (Mar., $24.95) by Stephen Borelli remembers the famous sports broadcaster and the glory days of radio baseball. Advertising.
Fly Waters Near and Far (Aug., $50) by Barry and Cathy Beck describes the world's best fly-fishing destinations.
A Shooting Man's Creed (Mar., $32.95) by Sir Joseph Nickerson is a new edition of the wing shooting classic.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
101 Reasons to Love the Yankees (and 10 Reasons to Hate the Red Sox by Ron Green Jr. and
101 Reasons to Love the Red Sox (and 10 Reasons to Hate the Yankees (Mar., $14.95 each) by David Green cover the intense baseball rivalry.
It's Outta Here: The History of the Homerun from Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds (Apr., $24.95) by Bill Gutman takes a close look at the players identified with the home run, including Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire.
When Winning Costs Too Much: Steroids, Supplements and Scandal in Today's Sports World (May, $26) by Julian Bailes, M.D., and John McCloskey discusses the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs and the extremes that athletes will go for success.
TIME INC. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Full Throttle: 2005 NASCAR Season Preview (Mar., $19.95) by Sports Illustrated magazine editors covers the key races, from the season-opener at Daytona to the "chase for the championship" nine months later. Advertising.
Fifty Years of Baseball Writing (Mar., $25.95) by Sports Illustrated magazine editors includes essays by Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci. Advertising.
For the Love of NASCAR: An A-to-Z Primer for NASCAR Fans of All Ages (Mar., $16.95) by Michael Fresina, illus. by Mark Anderson, gives 26 reasons to celebrate car racing. 70,000 first printing.
I'm Just Getting Started: Trader Jack on Old School Baseball, Defying the Odds, and Good Cigars (Mar., $24.95) by Jack McKeon and Kevin Kernan. McKeon took over the Florida Marlins in mid-season and led them to the 2003 World Series Championship shares lessons about baseball.
It's Only Me: The Ted Williams We Hardly Knew (Apr., $27.95) by John Underwood. The journalist who co-wrote Science of Hitting with Ted Williams describes his friendship with the baseball legend. 50,000 first printing.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Just for Fun: The Story of AAU Women's Basketball (Mar., $29.95) by Robert W. Ikard documents the history of the league that started women's organized basketball.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
America's First Olympics: The St. Louis Games of 1904 (June, $29.95) by George R. Matthews provides a detailed overview of the first U.S. Olympics.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Wisconsin Where They Row: A History of Varsity Rowing at the University of Wisconsin (Apr., $40) by Bradley F. Taylor offers a definitive look.
Baseball... The Perfect Game: An All-Star Anthology Celebrating the Game's Greatest Players, Teams, and Moments (Apr., $29.95), edited by Josh Leventhal, gathers a literary history of baseball through memoirs, essays, news accounts and fiction by writers such as Doris Kearns Goodwin and George Plimpton.
The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time (June, $24.95) by Michael Craig follows a game of poker with a jackpot of more than $20 million.
Endurance: The Phil Mickelson Way (Mar., $22.95) by David Magee recounts how Mickelson became one of the most successful and popular golfers on the Tour.
The Secret of Golf (Apr., $29.95) by George Peper and Mary Tiegreen is an illustrated guide with advice from players, coaches and pros, told in their own voice.